Period
to 24 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > South East
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 113 111
Rank change year-on-year -30 -2 -22
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 711 797 1,136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.34% 2.74% 3.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.88% 9.72% 9.51%
Number of salaries quoted 577 704 1,043
South East median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -9.09% +1.32%
10th Percentile £23,250 £21,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +2.63%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8,006 8,197 11,947
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.38% 28.19% 31.73%
Number of salaries quoted 6,325 6,630 9,641
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,975 £25,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,025 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South East region over the 6 months to 24 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +19 269 £50,000 +42.86% 35
Surrey -10 218 £40,000 +6.67% 12
Berkshire +54 187 £55,000 +22.22% 23
Hampshire -61 120 £35,000 - 13
Buckinghamshire -9 62 £45,000 +50.00% 7
West Sussex +6 43 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Kent -24 40 £29,500 -6.35% 6
Oxfordshire -44 20 £36,000 +2.86% 5
East Sussex -18 12 £68,500 +76.77% 2
Middlesex +9 2 £87,500 +89.19%
Sussex - 2 £45,000 -
Isle of Wight - 1 £37,500 -
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 569 (80.03%) Microsoft
2 374 (52.60%) Windows
3 373 (52.46%) MCSE
4 244 (34.32%) Active Directory
5 227 (31.93%) Microsoft Azure
6 216 (30.38%) VMware
7 212 (29.82%) MCSA
8 190 (26.72%) ITIL
9 183 (25.74%) SQL Server
10 173 (24.33%) Hyper-V
11 171 (24.05%) VMware Infrastructure
12 170 (23.91%) Office 365
12 170 (23.91%) Windows Server
13 155 (21.80%) SQL
14 140 (19.69%) Windows Server 2012
15 130 (18.28%) Degree
16 116 (16.32%) Cisco Certification
17 115 (16.17%) Windows Server 2008
18 112 (15.75%) WAN
19 109 (15.33%) MCP
20 104 (14.63%) Firewall
21 99 (13.92%) .NET
22 98 (13.78%) Cisco
23 97 (13.64%) CCNA
24 96 (13.50%) PowerShell
25 95 (13.36%) Amazon AWS
26 93 (13.08%) C#
27 91 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
28 90 (12.66%) MS Exchange
29 84 (11.81%) JavaScript

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 90 (12.66%) MS Exchange
2 66 (9.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 53 (7.45%) SharePoint
4 41 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 27 (3.80%) IIS
6 19 (2.67%) Skype for Business
7 16 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (2.25%) Oracle Service Bus
8 15 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (1.13%) CMS
10 7 (0.98%) DataSynapse
10 7 (0.98%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.42%) WordPress
14 2 (0.28%) NServiceBus
14 2 (0.28%) Sitefinity
15 1 (0.14%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 75 (10.55%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.67%) MS Visio
3 18 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 26 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.28%) BPCS
4 2 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 227 (31.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 170 (23.91%) Office 365
3 95 (13.36%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (5.06%) PaaS
5 29 (4.08%) IaaS
6 28 (3.94%) Bluemix
6 28 (3.94%) IBM Cloud
7 16 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (2.25%) SaaS
8 15 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
9 13 (1.83%) OneDrive
10 11 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
11 8 (1.13%) GitHub
12 6 (0.84%) G Suite
13 3 (0.42%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.28%) Yammer
15 1 (0.14%) Cloudflare
15 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 112 (15.75%) WAN
2 104 (14.63%) Firewall
3 83 (11.67%) LAN
4 67 (9.42%) SAN
5 65 (9.14%) DNS
6 58 (8.16%) DHCP
7 47 (6.61%) TCP/IP
8 31 (4.36%) VPN
9 26 (3.66%) VoIP
10 21 (2.95%) NAS
10 21 (2.95%) Network Security
11 16 (2.25%) Wireless
12 12 (1.69%) Internet
12 12 (1.69%) Skype
13 9 (1.27%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (0.98%) MPLS
14 7 (0.98%) VLAN
15 5 (0.70%) Intranet
15 5 (0.70%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (25.74%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.22%) Oracle Database
3 25 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (2.53%) Power BI
7 16 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
7 16 (2.25%) Oracle Database 12c
7 16 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (1.97%) SQL Server 2016
9 13 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.27%) SSDT
11 8 (1.13%) Relational Database
12 7 (0.98%) MySQL
12 7 (0.98%) QlikView
12 7 (0.98%) Spotfire
13 6 (0.84%) NoSQL
14 5 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (0.70%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 29 (4.08%) Visual Studio
2 22 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (0.70%) MSBuild
4 5 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (0.56%) AdminStudio
5 4 (0.56%) MSI
5 4 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (0.56%) Wise Package Studio
6 3 (0.42%) JIRA
6 3 (0.42%) TestComplete
7 2 (0.28%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.28%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.14%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.14%) NUnit
8 1 (0.14%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (0.14%) Selenium
8 1 (0.14%) Subversion
General
1 78 (10.97%) Finance
2 44 (6.19%) Publishing
3 33 (4.64%) Advertising
4 29 (4.08%) Retail
5 21 (2.95%) Marketing
6 15 (2.11%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.97%) Legal
8 5 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.42%) Local Government
11 2 (0.28%) Front Office
11 2 (0.28%) German Language
11 2 (0.28%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.28%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.28%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 103 (14.49%) Developer
2 102 (14.35%) Architect
3 78 (10.97%) Support Engineer
4 64 (9.00%) Analyst
5 62 (8.72%) Consultant
6 55 (7.74%) Cloud Architect
6 55 (7.74%) IT Support
7 52 (7.31%) C# Developer
8 48 (6.75%) IT Engineer
9 47 (6.61%) Administrator
9 47 (6.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 44 (6.19%) .NET Developer
11 42 (5.91%) Solutions Architect
12 37 (5.20%) 2nd Line Support
12 37 (5.20%) Senior Developer
12 37 (5.20%) Software Developer
13 36 (5.06%) C# Software Developer
14 35 (4.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 32 (4.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 32 (4.50%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (13.92%) .NET
2 64 (9.00%) ASP.NET
3 56 (7.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 50 (7.03%) JSON
5 45 (6.33%) HTML
6 44 (6.19%) Middleware
7 40 (5.63%) jQuery
8 38 (5.34%) ASP.NET Web API
9 35 (4.92%) AngularJS
10 28 (3.94%) CSS
10 28 (3.94%) React
11 23 (3.23%) Ajax
12 20 (2.81%) .NET Core
12 20 (2.81%) ASP.NET Core
13 18 (2.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 16 (2.25%) Web Services
15 14 (1.97%) NHibernate
16 13 (1.83%) RESTful
16 13 (1.83%) WCF
17 11 (1.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.47%) Computer Science
2 45 (6.33%) Data Centre
3 31 (4.36%) Enterprise Software
4 29 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (3.66%) Private Cloud
7 23 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
8 21 (2.95%) Management Information System
9 20 (2.81%) Clustering
10 18 (2.53%) iPad
11 16 (2.25%) Driving Licence
11 16 (2.25%) Linux Command Line
12 14 (1.97%) Hybrid Cloud
12 14 (1.97%) NHS
13 12 (1.69%) Public Cloud
14 8 (1.13%) Smartphone
15 7 (0.98%) Replication
16 6 (0.84%) Client/Server
17 5 (0.70%) CESG
17 5 (0.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 374 (52.60%) Windows
2 170 (23.91%) Windows Server
3 140 (19.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 115 (16.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 82 (11.53%) Linux
6 49 (6.89%) Windows 7
7 42 (5.91%) Windows 10
8 40 (5.63%) Windows 8
9 23 (3.23%) Mac OS X
10 19 (2.67%) CentOS
11 16 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (1.97%) Windows XP
13 12 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 11 (1.55%) Unix
15 6 (0.84%) Android
16 4 (0.56%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.42%) Apple iOS
18 2 (0.28%) SUSE
18 2 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (26.72%) ITIL
2 91 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
4 69 (9.70%) MVC
5 65 (9.14%) Migration
6 60 (8.44%) Enterprise Architecture
7 55 (7.74%) Disaster Recovery
8 49 (6.89%) Strategic Thinking
9 45 (6.33%) Configuration Management
10 40 (5.63%) Presales
10 40 (5.63%) Problem Management
11 39 (5.49%) Project Management
12 37 (5.20%) ITIL V3
13 36 (5.06%) Scrum
14 34 (4.78%) Customer Requirements
14 34 (4.78%) PRINCE2
15 32 (4.50%) Build Automation
15 32 (4.50%) High Availability
16 30 (4.22%) Incident Management
16 30 (4.22%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 155 (21.80%) SQL
2 96 (13.50%) PowerShell
3 93 (13.08%) C#
4 84 (11.81%) JavaScript
5 51 (7.17%) Python
5 51 (7.17%) T-SQL
6 15 (2.11%) C
7 11 (1.55%) C++
8 10 (1.41%) Ruby
9 9 (1.27%) VB.NET
10 7 (0.98%) PL/SQL
10 7 (0.98%) VBA
11 6 (0.84%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.84%) Java
12 5 (0.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 5 (0.70%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.70%) X++
13 2 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 373 (52.46%) MCSE
2 212 (29.82%) MCSA
3 130 (18.28%) Degree
4 116 (16.32%) Cisco Certification
5 109 (15.33%) MCP
6 97 (13.64%) CCNA
7 80 (11.25%) MCITP
8 65 (9.14%) MCTS
9 40 (5.63%) Security Cleared
10 36 (5.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 34 (4.78%) Computer Science Degree
12 30 (4.22%) A+ Certification
13 29 (4.08%) MCSD
14 28 (3.94%) SC Cleared
15 20 (2.81%) CCNP
15 20 (2.81%) Citrix Certification
15 20 (2.81%) DBS Check
16 18 (2.53%) CCDP
16 18 (2.53%) LPIC
17 16 (2.25%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (8.02%) SLA
2 48 (6.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (2.11%) QA
4 7 (0.98%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.98%) ISO 9000
5 6 (0.84%) Government Security Classifications
6 5 (0.70%) GAMP
6 5 (0.70%) PMO
7 3 (0.42%) COBIT
7 3 (0.42%) GDPR
7 3 (0.42%) HL7
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 244 (34.32%) Active Directory
2 173 (24.33%) Hyper-V
3 171 (24.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (3.80%) XenApp
5 26 (3.66%) vSphere
6 20 (2.81%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (1.55%) Virtual Desktop
8 10 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (1.41%) XenDesktop
9 9 (1.27%) Forefront TMG
10 8 (1.13%) DFS Replication
10 8 (1.13%) Firmware
10 8 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.84%) vCloud
13 5 (0.70%) UAG
14 4 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.42%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.28%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 65 (9.14%) SCCM
2 33 (4.64%) Ansible
3 17 (2.39%) WSUS
4 13 (1.83%) Microsoft Clustering
4 13 (1.83%) SCOM
5 9 (1.27%) Puppet
6 8 (1.13%) Backup Exec
6 8 (1.13%) FortiGate
7 7 (0.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 6 (0.84%) HP SIM
8 6 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (0.84%) SCSM
9 5 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.70%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.56%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (0.56%) WMI
11 3 (0.42%) Nagios
11 3 (0.42%) vMotion
12 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.14%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 569 (80.03%) Microsoft
2 216 (30.38%) VMware
3 98 (13.78%) Cisco
4 73 (10.27%) Oracle
5 70 (9.85%) Citrix
6 57 (8.02%) HP
7 37 (5.20%) Apple
8 28 (3.94%) Red Hat
9 27 (3.80%) Meraki
10 20 (2.81%) Dell
10 20 (2.81%) NetApp
11 18 (2.53%) IBM
12 16 (2.25%) Google
13 14 (1.97%) SolarWinds
14 12 (1.69%) 3PAR
14 12 (1.69%) ZyXEL
15 11 (1.55%) Avaya
16 9 (1.27%) Symantec
17 8 (1.13%) Juniper
18 7 (0.98%) Cognos